Felicia has been one of the premier health and fitness trainers in the industry. She graduated from Grand Valley State University and Walsh College with graduate and undergraduate Finance degrees. At 44 years young, Felicia has lost over 40 pounds over the years and has been determined, consistent and dedicated to her lifetime fitness journey since the age of 24. At 35, she realized that she would be helping others with their self-image and worth. She would see people, hear their stories, and the desire to help others burned inside of her. Felicia has Group Fitness, Kickboxing, Pilates, and Cycle Certifications from AFAA, and a Mental Toughness Certification from NASM. Felicia has had the honor of working with all ages and types of clientele and specializes in body sculpting, weight management, functional training, and core strengthening. Felicia is married with two children, and is the proud owner of Live Well With Maxwell and Fit4Life Health and Fitness Center. She thoroughly enjoys teaching all disciplines, and her love for helping people and watching them transform keeps her motivated, dedicated and encouraged. She has regular speaking engagements, and is passionate about sharing the benefits and importance of health and wellness, disease prevention, clean eating and exercise, and believes that everyone can achieve joy, peace, transform their bodies and lives and have fun while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
MEET CHANA/RISE ABOVE FITNESS LLC
Chana is a former world class athlete in track & field where she competed internationally in the 400 meter dash. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelors degree and is also a Certified Personal Trainer. Chana is also the owner of Rise Above Fitness where she specializes in strength training and body transformation for people of all ages. As a past professional athlete she has learned many components that help individuals across all life stages improve fitness, health and flexibility. Her main focus is a better quality of life through nutrition and wellness.
Lisa is a wife, mother of 2 and homeschooler who enjoys a natural, holistic approach to life. As a Certified Fitness Instructor and Certified Holistic Health Coach, Lisa is passionate and dedicated to helping others look and feel their best. She believes that living a life of healthy eating and Fitness will maximize your potential in every area of life.
Lynn started her fitness journey during her senior year at U of M. With a roommate, who was the manager of a women’s gym, Lynn was trained to become one of their elite instructors. Thirty years later, married and with four kids, and a full-time job, Lynn still manages to lead fitness classes that are fun, energetic and challenging. Certified as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, mat Pilates instructor, RIPPED instructor, Zumba instructor, spin/cycle instructor, and kick box instructor, Lynn can and will provide provide you with a workout that is challenging and fun!! Her personal motto is “If it doesn’t challenge, then it won’t change you!!”.
I was first introduced to the importance of fitness while working at Fitness USA (previously known as Silhouette American Health Spa) in the early eighties. I worked as an Assistant Manager Trainee and sold membership contracts to potential clients and taught exercise classes. My fitness career kicked off in 1984 while working for a company called Fitness Factory. During my years with Fitness Factory, I learned a great deal about teaching and leading group exercise classes. The skills and techniques I obtained were due to attending fitness workshops that were held quarterly each year. As a result of these trainings, I was able to teach group classes at many businesses and corporations within the Metro Detroit area.
In 2004, I obtained my diploma in Fitness and Nutrition and then in 2010, I received my Personal Trainer Certification.
My love for fitness has continued over the years and hasn’t stopped. I enjoy teaching many types of classes which include body sculpting, kickboxing aerobics, and fit ball. My students are my inspiration and I love to interact with them throughout the workout. I aim to create fun and excitement in my style of teaching while at the same time challenging my students to give it their all to achieve their fitness goals. My motto is good music and positive reinforcements with my students make for a successful class.